I am interrupting my usual Meatless Monday post for a very special post. This month, I am participating in the Kosher Connection recipe link-up. Our theme this month is frozen desserts. It happens to coincide with National Ice Cream month. Perfect timing.
I recently picked up some lovely looking peaches at the market. I love when the fresh and colorful fruit begins to show up at the market. We've been snacking on assorted berries and stone fruit this weekend! So juicy and good! The kids are thrilled.
For this month's link-up, I wanted to do something for the adults. The kids always seem to be catered to around here. Why not do something for me. I knew it had to be boozy. I thought about popsicles, but I have posted a few already. I love ice cream, but I wanted to do a bit more than the standard ice cream.
I thought back to my Sunday excursions with my family to the Convention Grill for milkshakes. They still have the best milkshakes. A grilled cheese plate, the fries and a chocolate milkshakes. The bellyaches after were totally worth it. I haven't had a milkshake in a long time.
I then looked at my liquor cabinet to see what tasty treats could come from it. I was having a really tough time deciding between rum and bourbon. After thinking about the fruit I had on hand, the bourbon seemed like the right choice. I got to work on a Bourbon Peach Milkshake. I was very happy with the results.
Bourbon Peach Milkshakes
3 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. plus 1/4 cup (heaping) bourbon
7 scoops vanilla bean ice cream (homemade or store bought)
Peel and cut up the peaches.
Place the cut up peaches in a small saucepan with the brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of bourbon. Turn it on medium-high.
Cook the peaches down a bit and let some of the liquid evaporate while the sugar melts. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat. Chill in the fridge.
Place peach mixture in to blender. Add in the ice cream and the rest of the bourbon and blend away until you have reached desired consistency. Pour in to glasses and top with some whip cream.
It would also be good if you drizzled some extra peach puree or jam along the side of the glass. No harm done if you don't have extra though.